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Announcing the 2019 Winning Titles of the Christian Indie Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2019 Christian Indie Awards. The award honors books by small publishers and independent authors that make an outstanding contribution to Christian life.


Charlotte, NC, April 22, 2019—Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) is pleased to announce the winning titles for the 2019 Christian Indie Awards. The Christian Indie Awards honor books produced by small publishers and independent authors each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life.

Book lovers and retailers selling Christian products voted on the nominated titles in each of 18 categories. “Independent publishing is growing. As more Christian books are published by independent authors and small presses, those books that are touching lives need to be recognized,” says Sarah Bolme, the Director of Christian Indie Publishing Association, the sponsor of the award. “The Christian Indie Awards brings these books recognition.”

The winners in each of the eighteen categories are:

Bible Study
Wisdom Speaks, Dr. Tim Riordan, GreenTree Publishers, 978-1944483210

Biography & Memoir
Hogan's Hope, Connie Bombaci, 978-1532043277

Business & Finance
Through the Eyes of a Fisherman, Dennis Blue, 978-1724336620

Children's 4-8
Daddy, I Want to Know God, Vanessa Fortenberry, author; Sharon Grey, illustrator; 978-1939371645

Children's 8-12
A Little Goat in Africa, Deborah Smith Ford, author; Susi Galloway, illustrator; 978-1985639768

Christian Education
The Praying Church Made Simple, P. Douglas Small, Alive Publications, 978-0997580273
Christian Living
My Heart, My Love, My Life, My Lord; Valecia Carter, 978-1949176148

Treasures in Secret Places, Jerrie Brooks, 978-1545527252

General Fiction
The Problem With Miracles, S.K. Jansky, Electio Publishing, 978-1632134684

Finding Hope in the Words of John, Randall M Mooney, Crossover Publications, 978-1949620009

Historical Fiction
A Heart for Freedom, Janet Grunst, 978-1946016584

Mystery & Suspense
The Last Three Tickets to Heaven, Sandra Thompson Williams, 978-1985854321

It Comes From the Soul, Phyllis Stowe-Jackson, 978-1642582550

Relationships & Family
A Short Season, G David Bohner & Jake Gronsky, Sunbury Press, Inc., 978-1620060223
After His Heart, Samantha Adkins, CKN Christian Publishing, 978-1641191623

Live Pure and Free, Dave Howe, TRISTAN Publishing, 978-1939881168

Transforming Your Church into a House of Prayer, P. Douglas Small, Alive Publications, 978-0998603407

Young Adult
Speak Truth in Your Heart, Sarah Mally, 978-1940793030

The winning titles can be viewed at

The Christian Indie Awards is sponsored by Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA). A total of 189 titles were nominated for the award categories.

About Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA)
Christian Indie Publishing Association represents, promotes, and strengthens small publishers and independent authors producing Christian books. CIPA represents a membership of over 200 publishers and independent authors producing materials for the Christian Marketplace. For more information about Christian Indie Publishing Association visit

Contact Info
Christian Indie Publishing Association
PO Box 481022
Charlotte, NC 28269

Phone: 704-277-7194